B&B Blog

Don’t Even Begin Designing Your Home Until You’ve Done This!

Published on 07/12/2012

There is an ancient proverb that says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?” I suppose it’s because I’m a builder, but I can relate to this bit of wisdom. It’s a rhetorical ...

Should I Use a Fixed-Price or Cost-Plus Contract?

Published on 05/14/2012

A cost-plus contract differs from a fixed-price contract in that it takes the actual cost of building the home and adds a fee for the builder’s overhead and management. This fee can be either a lump sum (flat fee) or a percentage of total costs. Of course, neither you nor your builder will know...

New Project

Published on 04/04/2012

B&B Builders has been awarded a contract for a New Custom Home in The Shadow Ridge development East of Ashton Idaho.


Custom Home – Needs Vs. Wants

Published on 03/13/2012

One of the best things a homeowner can do is to thoughtfully consider the difference between needs and wants. It’s more difficult than it sounds. For example, something that is considered a need to one family member may not be viewed that way by another. Sorting between needs and wants can ...

What’s So Important About The Kitchen Anyway?

Published on 02/06/2012

When a couple buys or builds a home, they always seem to pay a lot of attention to the kitchen.  With most couples, there’s usually one person who loves to cook; most often it’s the women.  For everyone, male or female, young or old, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in...